Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street

Located north of University Avenue, between the University of Florida and Downtown, the Fifth Avenue Pleasant Street redevelopment area was established in 1979 and is home to some the finest historical examples of residential, religious, and educational buildings in Gainesville. These neighborhoods, rooted in a vibrant and colorful past, promise opportunity where a mix of uses can occur in a single corridor, in a manner sensitive to residential occupancy and scale so that residential and commercial uses can exist and thrive together. Additionally, Fifth Avenue Pleasant Street contains an invaluable inventory of some of the most striking styles of vernacular Gainesville architecture found the city. Pleasant Street in particular boasts such a fine collection of historic structures that it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. These neighborhoods contribute enormously to Gainesville’s arts and culture with their annual activities and festivals, location within the City, and rich local history.

Detailed Map FAPS Community Redevelopment Plan

Key Projects Underway

Completed Projects

Citizen Advisory Board Members

  • Board Member
  • Date of Appointment
  • Term Expiration
  • Jason Atkin-Tuffs
  • 02/18/2019
  • 06/20/2019
  • Heather Damron
  • 04/16/2018
  • 06/15/2020
  • Angela Tharpe
  • 06/19/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • James Colee
  • 06/19/2018
  • 06/18/2020
  • Taylor Spangler, chair
  • 06/19/2018
  • 06/18/2020
  • Rebecca Nagy, vice-chair
  • 07/16/2018
  • 07/16/2020
  • vacant

Scheduled Meeting Time for Area Meetings

The Fifth Avenue Pleasant Street Redevelopment Advisory Board meets the 1st Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. at the CRA, 802 NW 5th Avenue, Suite 200, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Fifth Ave/Pleasant Street Board Liaison: Dan Gil

FY2018 FAPS Amendatory Budget (10/1/17 - 9/30/18)

  • Revenues


  • Community Initiative Funding


  • Prior Investments


  • Salary and Benefits


  • Operating Expenses